Demographics in Toronto, ON

Population Marital Status Employment Spoken Language Median Income Households Housing Education Commute Time

What is the population of Toronto?

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Y-o-Y Change
Total population 2020* 2,988,408 0.8%

Population by gender

% of Total
Total population 2016 2,731,565
Male population 1,313,585 48.1%
Female population 1,417,980 51.9%
Average age 40.6
Male population 48.1%
Female population 51.9%

Population by age group

% of Total
Under 14 398,135 14.6%
15 to 24 340,265 12.5%
25 to 34 457,525 16.8%
35 to 44 378,705 13.9%
45 to 54 393,335 14.4%
55 to 64 336,670 12.3%
Over 65 426,940 15.6%
Under 14 14.6%
15 to 24 12.5%
25 to 34 16.8%
35 to 44 13.9%
45 to 54 14.4%
55 to 64 12.3%
Over 65 15.6%
There are 2,731,565 residents in Toronto, with an average age of 40.6. Males make up 48.1% of the population, while females account for 51.9%. Locals 25 to 34 years old represent the largest age group in Toronto (457,525 individuals), followed by those aged over 65 (426,940 people).

What is the marital status of Toronto residents?

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% of Total
Married 1,011,190 43.3%
Common law 170,175 7.3%
Single 806,265 34.6%
Separated 68,715 2.9%
Divorced 152,000 6.5%
Widowed 125,095 5.4%
Married 43.3%
Common law 7.3%
Single 34.6%
Separated 2.9%
Divorced 6.5%
Widowed 5.4%
A total of 806,265 people in Toronto have never been married (which represents 34.6% of the population). Wedded people in Toronto (1,011,190 locals) account for 43.3% of the resident pool. Meanwhile, approximately 7.3% of locals live common law (that’s a total of 170,175 people).

What are the employment statistics in Toronto?

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Unemployment rate 8.2%
% of Total
Management 158,515 11.6%
Business, finance and administration 246,215 18.1%
Natural and applied sciences 112,525 8.3%
Health 82,485 6.1%
Education, law, community and government services 178,085 13.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 74,310 5.5%
Sales and service 322,510 23.7%
Trades and transport 122,500 9.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 6,730 0.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 57,510 4.2%
Management 11.6%
Business, finance and administration 18.1%
Natural and applied sciences 8.3%
Health 6.1%
Education, law, community and government services 13.1%
Art, culture, recreation and sport 5.5%
Sales and service 23.7%
Trades and transport 9.0%
Natural resources and agriculture 0.5%
Manufacturing and utilities 4.2%
Toronto has an unemployment rate of 8.2%. Regarding the most common jobs in Toronto, people working in Sales and service account for the largest share of the local workforce (322,510 individuals), followed by those in Business, finance and administration (246,215 individuals) and Education, law, community and government services (178,085 individuals).

What language is most spoken in Toronto?

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% of Total
English 2,508,820 92.8%
French 39,795 1.5%
English and French 24,860 0.9%
Neither English nor French 130,935 4.8%
The majority of Toronto residents (that’s 92.8%) speak English.

What is the median household income in Toronto?

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Median household income $65,829
Median after-tax household income $58,264
The median household income in Toronto is $65,829, while the median after-tax household income sits at $58,264 per year.

How many households are there in Toronto?

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Homeownership

% of Total
Total households 1,112,930
Owned households 587,100 52.8%
Rented households 525,830 47.2%
Owned households 52.8%
Rented households 47.2%

Household size

Average household size 2.4
% of Total
1 person 359,960 32.3%
2 person 333,425 30.0%
3 person 175,720 15.8%
4 person 146,580 13.2%
5 person 97,245 8.7%
1 person 32.3%
2 person 30.0%
3 person 15.8%
4 person 13.2%
5 person 8.7%

Households by age of primary maintainer

% of Total
Under 34 232,460 20.9%
35 to 44 200,745 18.0%
45 to 54 225,775 20.3%
55 to 64 198,420 17.8%
Over 65 255,525 23.0%
Under 34 20.9%
35 to 44 18.0%
45 to 54 20.3%
55 to 64 17.8%
Over 65 23.0%
There is a total of 1,112,930 households in Toronto, 52.8% of which are owner-occupied and 47.2% of which have renters living in them. Meanwhile, the average household size in Toronto is 2.4 people. Of the total households here, those with 1 person living in them account for the largest share of the market (359,960 households), followed by establishments occupied by 2 people (333,425 households). Moreover, families whose primary maintainer is over 65 years old represent the largest percentage of the total households in Toronto, at 23%.

What are the housing characteristics in Toronto?

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Year built

% of Total
Before 1945 175,410 15.8%
Between 1946 and 1960 187,720 16.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 179,335 16.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 168,280 15.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 109,900 9.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 85,645 7.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 125,840 11.3%
After 2011 80,805 7.3%
Before 1945 15.8%
Between 1946 and 1960 16.9%
Between 1961 and 1970 16.1%
Between 1971 and 1980 15.1%
Between 1981 and 1990 9.9%
Between 1991 and 2000 7.7%
Between 2001 and 2010 11.3%
After 2011 7.3%

No. of bedrooms

% of Total
No bedrooms 22,360 2.0%
1 bedroom 310,010 27.9%
2 bedrooms 315,685 28.4%
3 bedrooms 270,925 24.3%
4 or more bedroom 193,955 17.4%
No bedrooms 2.0%
1 bedroom 27.9%
2 bedrooms 28.4%
2 bedrooms 24.3%
4 or more bedroom 17.4%

Property type

% of Total
Single-detached homes 269,675 24.2%
Apartments 493,275 44.3%
Attached homes 349,885 31.4%
Movable homes 100 0.0%
Single-detached homes 24.2%
Apartments 44.3%
Attached homes 31.4%
Median home value $601,922
Average home value $754,015

Home improvement needed

% of Total
Regular maintenance 766,845 68.9%
Major repairs 78,595 7.1%
Minor repairs 267,490 24.0%
Regular maintenance 68.9%
Minor repairs 24.0%
Major repairs 7.1%
Single-detached houses account for 24.2% of the residential buildings in Toronto. Apartments make up 44.3% of the Toronto housing market. Meanwhile, the median home value here is $601,922 and the average figure sits at $754,015. Of all the properties in Toronto, 2 bedrooms units include 315,685 (the highest share) and 1 bedroom units have 310,010 (second-highest share). Notably, when it comes to the condition of these homes, most of them require regular maintenance (68.9%) and minor repairs (24%).

What is the education level in Toronto?

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% of Total
No diploma 377,335 16.4%
High school diploma 561,090 24.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 94,005 4.1%
College diploma 362,080 15.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 65,015 2.8%
University degree 835,255 36.4%
No diploma 16.4%
High school diploma 24.4%
Apprenticeship diploma 4.1%
College diploma 15.8%
University diploma (below bachelor level) 2.8%
University degree 36.4%
Approximately 24.4% of the population in Toronto has a high school diploma (that’s 561,090 residents). Toronto locals holding a college diploma (362,080 people) account for 15.8% of the resident pool. Additionally, 36.4% of them hold a university degree (835,255 people).

What is the average commute time in Toronto?

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Average commute time 34 min

Commuting mode

% of Total
By car, truck or van 632,425 50.6%
By public transit 463,000 37.0%
By bicycle/by walking 142,020 11.4%
By other methods 13,610 1.1%
By car, truck or van 50.6%
By public transit 37.0%
By bicycle/by walking 11.4%
By other methods 1.1%

Commuting destinations

% of Total
Commute within the same municipality 884,035 80.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 208,165 19.0%
Commute to a different province 2,605 0.2%
Commute within the same municipality 80.8%
Commute to another municipality within the same province 19.0%
Commute to a different province 0.2%

Commuting duration

% of Total
Less than 15 minutes 152,750 12.2%
15 to 29 minutes 354,570 28.3%
30 to 44 minutes 359,230 28.7%
45 to 59 minutes 181,675 14.5%
More than 60 minutes 202,830 16.2%
Less than 15 minutes 12.2%
15 to 29 minutes 28.3%
30 to 44 minutes 28.7%
45 to 59 minutes 14.5%
More than 60 minutes 16.2%
Most employed people in Toronto (359,230 individuals) travel 30 to 44 min to get to work, followed by those who commute 15 to 29 min (354,570 individuals). All in all, the average commute time in Toronto is 34 min. The preferred commuting mode here is by car, truck or van and most employed Toronto locals commute within the same municipality to get to work.

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest census data from Statistics Canada (2016).
Census aggregated data represented here is extracted from Data Tables, by topic, at census subdivision area level. Differences may be found between the totals of the various categories due to multiple variables.
The information is updated as soon as new data is made available. No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information.
*Total population 2020 extracted from Annual Population Estimates.

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